Maggie’s Character: Jude
Release Date: 20 January 2005 (USA)
Directed By: Don Roos
Screenwriter: Don Roos
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Music | Thriller
MPAA Rating: Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use.
Runtime: 128 min.
Box Office #’s: here
Mamie Toll is an abortion clinic counselor with a massage therapist lover, Javier, and a secret: when she was younger, she and her gay stepbrother, Charley Peppitone, had a child she gave up for adoption. One day, Nicky Kunitz, a sleazy filmmaker, shows up and plans to blackmail her with information on her child’s whereabouts so that he can film the reunion and use it to get into the AFI. Charley now runs his father’s restaurant with his lover, Gil, and suspects that their lesbian friends, Pam and Diane, lied about using Gil’s sperm to create a child so that they wouldn’t have to share him with them. Jude has been kicked out of her cousin’s house and is now living with the latent Otis, who lives with his widower father, Frank McKee, who has become infatuated with Jude. What Jude didn’t count on was actually falling in love with Frank. In the end, will anyone have a happy ending?
From the Gallery
- Features Tom Arnold’s first sex scene
- Ray Liotta turned down the role of Frank McKee.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal was not the first choice to play Jude. Gwyneth Paltrow was originally slated to play the part, but dropped out and was replaced by Jennifer Garner. After Garner left the project, Gyllenhaal was awarded the role.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal does her own singing in the movie.
Jude: What’s the matter? Boy trouble?
Otis: Fuck you, Jude!
Mamie: I’m not pro-life, though.
Jude: Who is, once you start to pay attention?
Jude: Hey, do you guys mind if I ask you something?
Alvin: She’s not in rehab for drugs. It’s just booze. Plus, she’s a vomiter.
Miles: A fat vomiter, which is fucking useless.
Jude: No… just, why is Otis the leader?
Jude: [singing] How lucky am I?
Jude: We’re breaking up.
Jude: Look, I’m not gonna screw you *and* your dad.
Jude: I think your Dad’s home. You totally owe me, dude. He doesn’t think you’re a ‘mo anymore.
[as he pulls his shirt on]
Otis: Hey, I am not gay.
[pointing to the bed]
[Jude turns on his TV, revealing a gay porn video]
Jude: You “hello”.
Jude: What’s going on?
Nicky: He knows you’re just after his money. And I told him what you had over me, and he doesn’t care that I’m gay.
Frank: I care, I care, of course I care. It’s not good news.